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MISSION

We recruit high school teams to mentor and become role models for at-risk elementary school readers. Our goal is to promote growth for both our student-athletes and our young readers.

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A TEAM EFFORT

Collaboration and service are at the heart of our program as we build a team of educators, student-athletes, and sponsors to provide one-on-one support to achieve personal and academic success.

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RESULTS

Since 2003, our mentoring program has involved nearly 13,000 students and donated over 57,000 books. Our young readers have consistently and significantly improved scores on standardized reading tests (DRA).

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Reaching Out To
Struggling Readers

Wendell Byrd, the founder of Readers Are Leaders, taught elementary students and coached high school athletes for over 30 years. He is dedicated to having young students experience the power and joy of reading and to having high school athletes experience the rewards of community service.



Mentor & Student
Donate to Readers Are Leaders.

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Attend our annual Golf Tournament.

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Reader
Learn how to bring the program to your school.

How to Join

Interested in helping
readers at your school?

Take the first step toward building a successful partnership. We look for elementary school teachers and administrators who are fully committed to helping their at-risk readers.

Corporate Sponsors

About Us

Readers Are Leaders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Herndon, Virginia. We recruit high school teams to mentor and become role models for at-risk elementary school readers. Our goal is to promote growth for both our student-athletes and our young readers.

Contact

Readers Are Leaders
P.O. Box 5413
Herndon, Virginia 20170

  703.795.7035
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